Hawkeyes Wrangle Cowboys, 22-9

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The fourth-ranked University of Iowa men’s wrestling team defeated No. 2 Oklahoma State, 22-9, on Sunday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena. This was the Cowboys’ first loss of the season.

The Hawkeyes won seven of 10 bouts and picked up bonus points at 174. Iowa outscored Oklahoma State 62-32 in match points and recorded 11 takedowns to Oklahoma State’s five.

“I feel like that was a good step,” said head coach Tom Brands. “That was an undefeated team here in Stillwater. The environment and all that we handled it. We have to keep getting better.”

Fourth-ranked Drake Ayala got things started for the Hawkeyes at 125 when after a 1-1 bout went to sudden victory, he locked up a cradle with :48 seconds remaining to secure the takedown and back points to win 8-1 over No. 12 Troy Spratley.

Oklahoma State got on the board at 133 when No. 3 Daton Fix won a, 7-2, decision over Brody Teske.

The teams traded wins at 141 and 149 with second-ranked Real Woods defeating Tagen Jamison, 5-1, and No. 18 Jordan Williams defeating former Cowboy Victor Voinovich III, 7-3.

Fifth-ranked Jared Franek sent the Hawkeyes to the break with a 10-4 lead. He defeated No. 10 Teague Travis, 10-4.

At 165 seventh-ranked Michael Caliendo picked up a big win over No. 3 Izzak Olejnik winning, 7-2.

No. 7 Patrick Kennedy put up the only victory via bonus points of the match. Kennedy won a major decision against No. 21 Brayden Thompson, 12-3.

Oklahoma State got their last win of the dual with a decision at 184. Second-ranked Dustin Plott defeated Gabe Arnold, 4-1.

No. 11 Zach Glazier clinched his sixth dual of the season for the Hawkeyes at 197, tallying a, 4-1, decision over No. 16 Luke Surber.

“Instinct takes over for sure, but knowing it’s do or die I better figure it out,” said Glazier. “I feel like we are right where we want to be heading into Big Ten’s. That was a great dual for us and I think we are ready to go.”

“He knew he was in trouble but was able to end up on top in the scramble,” said Brands. “Very good wrestling IQ and just knew where he was at the whole time he was in that position. Loved it.”

Ben Kueter put an exclamation mark on the Iowa win defeating 11th ranked Konner Doucet, 5-1. Kueter used a reversal and two back points in the third period to secure the win.


  • The Hawkeyes picked up their 26th win in the all-time series against the Cowboys. Oklahoma State leads the series 29-26-2.
  • Iowa has won eight of the 10 last meetings between the two schools.
  • This was the Hawkeyes first win in Stillwater since 2015.

#4 Iowa 22, #2 Oklahoma State 9

125 – #4 Drake Ayala (I) dec. #12 Troy Spratley (O), 8-1 SV1

133 – #3 Daton Fix (O) dec. Brody Teske (I), 7-3

141 – #2 Real Woods (I) dec. #8 Tagen Jamison (O), 5-1

149 – #18 Jordan Williams (O) dec. Victor Voinovich III (I), 7-3

157 – #5 Jared Franek (I) dec. #10 Teague Travis (O), 10-4

165 – #7 Michael Caliendo (I) dec. #3 Izzak Olejnik (O), 7-2

174 – #7 Patrick Kennedy (I) major dec. #21 Brayden Thompson (O), 12-3

184 – #2 Dustin Plott (O) dec. Gabe Arnold (I), 5-1

197 – #11 Zach Glazier (I) dec. #16 Luke Surber (O), 4-1

285 – Ben Kueter (I) dec. #11 Konner Doucet (O), 5-1

Officials: Titus Godbolt, Matt Sorochinsky

Attendance: 13,721